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Oregon May Strip Portland of Its NIMBY Powers

As Portland faces a severe lack of affordable rental housing, a controversial state bill is pitting housing advocates against preservationists. People can’t afford to be poor in Portland, Oregon. Nearly half of the households that rent in the Portland metro area pay too much. Almost one-quarter (24.3 percent) of these households are severely cost burdened,…

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Who are Portland TV’s most memorable personalities?

Over the years, Portland TV has given us many memorable personalities, from "Rusty Nails" — the performer who "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening says inspired that show’s Krusty the Clown — to a short stay at KATU (2) by former Fox News Channel star Bill O’Reilly. Like O’Reilly, some broadcasters spent time at Portland stations…

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Portland woman injured by fallen tree while dining in Minnesota returns to Oregon

Micki Scott upon her arrival back in Portland on June 7 (KATU News photo) Micki Scott in the hospital (Courtesy Dan Scott) Micki Scott before the accident (Courtesy Dan Scott) PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland woman who was seriously injured when a tree fell on her while she was eating dinner in Minnesota has returned…

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Without federal leadership on climate protection, Portland must step up (Guest opinion)

Clean energy already exists in Portland, such as how waste turns to energy at the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant. Yet Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler argues that more must be done.( By Ted Wheeler With a clear vision for the future, we can avoid being left to the whims of fate. A solid strategy is…

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Portland burrito shop forced to close amid accusations of cultural appropriation, stealing recipes

Kooks Burritos has closed amid claims they ripped off cooks in Puerto Nuevo, Mexico. (iStock) Just one week after Kooks Burritos in Portland, Ore., was featured in a profile for local publication Willamette Week, the pop-up Mexican food cart has closed down amid accusations that they ripped off their recipes. Kali Wilgus and Liz “LC”…

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